Our friends over at Superstition Review are excited for the release of Brooke Sahni’s debut poetry collection, Before I Had the Word, and so are we! Coming this November, this collection is still available for preorder. To quote the lovely poet Maggie Smith, “this book is a gift,” so go ahead! Treat yourself to something nice.
Before I Had the Word is a poetry collection that explores the confluences of religion and culture in the world. In the poems, Brooke draws on her backgrounds in Sikhism and Judaism to challenge our notions of the self and the divine. Nature, sexuality, and the body, plus the secular and mundane worlds, are thoughtfully questioned.
Brooke Sahni holds a BFA and an MFA in Creative Writing. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in journals such as The Missouri Review, The Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems, Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review and elsewhere. She is the author of Divining, (Orison Books, 2020), which won the Orison Chapbook Prize. She is the first-place recipient of the Frank Waters Fiction Award, the Keith Wilson-Joe Somoza Poetry Award, and the Sutherland-McManus Nonfiction Prose Award, among others.